dual vs. duel – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Dual

Definition:

consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

Examples:

dual controls for pilot and copilot

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Duel

Definition:

a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

Examples:

In the 19th century, men often dueled over small matters

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